Christopher Paul, PhD

PhD, Rhetorical Studies

Professor, Communication

Phone: 206-296-2034

Building/Room: 1103 Building #310

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Teaching and Research Interests

CMJR 205 Rhetorical Foundations of Communication
CMJR 341 New Media Communication
CMJR 343 Critical Analysis of Digital Media
CMJR 480 Video Games, Communication and Culture
CMJR 480 Gender and Film Teaching and Research Interests


Christopher Paul joined Seattle University in 2008 after teaching for three years at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  His teaching and scholarly work focus on applying tools rooted in rhetorical analysis to elements of new media, especially video games.  

Christopher published Wordplay and the Discourse of Video Games with Routledge in 2012.

He has published several pieces of research and commentary available online, including works in:

Game Studies
FDG Proceedings
DiGRA Digital Library
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Lecture on Wordplay at ITU-Copenhagen